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Newsflash! A New Zealand court has ruled that the U.S Government as well as F.B.I are legally obliged to disclose all evidence they posess againts Kim Dotcom and other employees of Megaupload. The U.S objects to this decision. Disclosure of those documents will allow Dotcom's legal team to create a proper line of defense for Dotcom and his associates in the pending extradition trial, and this does tip the wages onto their side.

Moreover, the New Zealand side of this conflict is not exactly certain whether the charges againts Dotcom and Megaupload employees are actually valid from a legal stand-point. In the verdict we can read that the cornerstone of all other charges, including racketting and fraud is actually based upon the alleged copyright infringement.


“There is a complex factual matrix and justiciable issues are complicated by the fact that the United States is attempting to utilize concepts from the civil copyright context as a basis for the application of criminal copyright liability which necessitates a consideration of principles such as the dual use of technology or what they described as significant non-infringing use” (...) “The existence of criminal copyright charges is a keystone to providing the unlawful conduct element of the racketeering, money laundering and wire fraud charges.”

The U.S was given 21 days to comply and transfer all documentation.



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MU was always an up and down for me for some reason. I always have and will prefer MediaFire over everything else though, even if it does have a 200mb upload limit (Hooray for Winrar/7zip and JDownloader :D ).
 
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Can't say I actually care any more, my piracy habits have been seriously cut off with switching over to the Vita from the PSP and not touching my DS or Wii in months. Also Netflix and Spotify cover my movies and music respectively.

Kim Dotcom (is that seriously his legal last name?) has kinda become a "martyr" of sorts to internet pirates and it kinda annoys me. I do think the case is bullshit though.
 

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My point is that as far as any of you are concerned, MegaUpload really should be shut down.

Well just because we use it for piracy doesn't mean it should be shut down. The site was organized not even for pirated content and doesn't advertise itself as such, it's meant for online file back up and sharing.

There are probably plenty of people who keep a wealth of files not related to piracy who have lost it because of the take down. The case itself is rather stupid. Like take down the pirated content, that's what's legal and should be done, but killing an entire site whose philosophy wasn't even based on pirated content and was just abused for that? It's not only lazy but many end up suffering because of it. Not just pirates, but people who used the service for legal activity.
 
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My point is that as far as any of you are concerned, MegaUpload really should be shut down.

Well just because we use it for piracy doesn't mean it should be shut down. The site was organized not even for pirated content and doesn't advertise itself as such, it's meant for online file back up and sharing.

There are probably plenty of people who keep a wealth of files not related to piracy who have lost it because of the take down. The case itself is rather stupid. Like take down the pirated content, that's what's legal and should be done, but killing an entire site whose philosophy wasn't even based on pirated content and was just abused for that? It's not only lazy but many end up suffering because of it. Not just pirates, but people who used the service for legal activity.
Fair enough.
Why is TPB still up? With a name like that, I wouldn't think it'd be hard to legally have them shut down.
 

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Fair enough.
Why is TPB still up? With a name like that, I wouldn't think it'd be hard to legally have them shut down.

There's a reason for it but I forget exactly what. But they've tried hard to kill it, hell I think they confiscated a bunch of their servers in a police raid. But the site lives on. I think it's something to do with where the site is hosted and how the content is delivered that keeps it rather safe from prosecution.
 

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